April 2003 Archives

Good software does one thing well and stays out of your way. CDMax fits the bill perfectly.
April 30, 2003 - 134 words, 2 comments

The agenda of Professional blogs
Why do professionals create weblogs? It’s all about marketing.
April 29, 2003 - 280 words, 4 comments

MTAmazon, ETech and Jeff Bezos
Ben and Mena Trott met up with Jeff Bezos at ETech, and I bet they didn’t even mention MTAmazon.
April 27, 2003 - 20 words, 2 comments

Living in stereo
Some thoughts on using MP3 libraries on your computer, with and without wires.
April 27, 2003 - 284 words, 9 comments

DevShed's intro to Functional Specs
DevShed’s introduction to writing functional specifications doesn’t have any new insight for experienced analysts.
April 25, 2003 - 55 words,

RSS contents
If you’re going to provide an RSS feed, make it worthwhile.
April 24, 2003 - 178 words, 1 comment

Webogs in Business Conference
ClickZ is organizing a conference on blogging in business.
April 23, 2003 - 79 words, 3 comments

SimpleComments 1.1
A new version of SimpleComments has comment numbers, entry containers, and can be used outside an entry.
April 23, 2003 - 155 words, 9 comments

Usable in subtle ways
Sometimes the best features in software are the ones you barely notice.
April 23, 2003 - 47 words,

Smart searching
A helpful search engine finds what you wanted, even if it’s not what you asked for.
April 23, 2003 - 86 words,

Hosted Movable Type
Six Apart, the makers of Movable Type, have announed a hosted blogging service based on Movable Type techonology.
April 23, 2003 - 74 words, 1 comment

AvantGo gets it right
AvantGo seeks to refresh stale email marketing permission and sets a gooed example for any company that wants to begin using their email database.
April 23, 2003 - 299 words, 1 comment

The Web's 10th birthday
The first graphical browser was released a decade ago.
April 22, 2003 - 38 words,

Cingular Standards
Cingular Wireless is now using CSS for their site layout.
April 22, 2003 - 69 words,

IE6 CSS bug
Working around yet another Internet Explorer CSS bug and other frustrations.
April 22, 2003 - 196 words, 4 comments

A case for product testing
Make sure your product has the expected results when used in non-standard ways.
April 19, 2003 - 53 words,

Microsoft blogs
Many Microsoft employees have their own blogs. In addition to some great insight into the company, this provides a lesson to your own company.
April 19, 2003 - 151 words,

Opinion tracking
If you want to know what people think about your products, don’t ask them to tell you. Listen to what they tell others.
April 19, 2003 - 154 words,

Wireless to go
A small wireless access point makes it easy to set up wireless networks anywhere I go.
April 19, 2003 - 47 words,

Manipulating the (blog) market
How much influence can one person have in a fictional stock market?
April 17, 2003 - 73 words, 4 comments

Is efficiency bad?
Does a more efficient economic system provide a benefit? Of course it does.
April 15, 2003 - 342 words, 1 comment

Where does spam come from?
The Center for Democracy & Technology spent six months conducting a controlled study to determine where spammers get email addresses from and how to reduce the amount os spam you receive.
April 14, 2003 - 226 words, 4 comments

Who defines this?
Exactly what is a misleading name?
April 11, 2003 - 118 words, 1 comment

Blacklisting the headhunters
A SpamAssassin blacklist to block emails from a network recruiters who spam.
April 10, 2003 - 140 words, 1 comment

Worth quoting: "If you can’t explain it simply, you don’t understand it." Jeff Nichols, Pervasive...
April 8, 2003 - 18 words, 3 comments

Navigation highlights
When you choose to highlight something, make sure you don’t cause it to blend into it’s surroundings instead.
April 7, 2003 - 93 words, 2 comments

New subject: Business Blogging
Want to know more about business uses for weblogs? Keep an eye on this space.
April 5, 2003 - 62 words,

Comment spam
Perhaps the fact that I have a comments form available on almost every entry on...
April 5, 2003 - 79 words, 2 comments

Feed overload
How to ban someone from requesting a Web page and give them alternate content instead.
April 4, 2003 - 115 words,

Filename regex
Regular expression for removing invalid characters from a Windows filename.
April 4, 2003 - 28 words, 2 comments

Weblogs in Business
How can a blog help your business? You can improve marketing. knowledge sharing, collaboration, and team communication, all without knowing a thing about Web publishling.
April 4, 2003 - 610 words, 3 comments

Usability Myths
Testing shows that the oft-quoted three click rule to Web site development is false.
April 2, 2003 - 197 words, 1 comment

The web isn't print
The web isn’t print. Don’t use popular print conventions like columnular layouts on a Web page.
April 2, 2003 - 288 words, 1 comment

Performance Tuning and Optimizing ASP.NET Applications
A good friend has a a new book out.
April 2, 2003 - 63 words,


Form or function in hotel design (Nov 17)
The hotel has one of the most beautifully designed rooms I've ever stayed in. It's also the worst designed hotel room I've ever stayed in.
Protesting TSA security theater (Nov 9)
Please join me in messing with the TSA's fake security. Maybe we'll save some money and implement useful security instead.
Vintage Phone Numbers (Oct 27)
I have a bunch of old phone numbers hanging in my closet.
But... schools (Oct 28)
This school alarmism needs to stop. For the children.
Travel weight of coins (Aug 26)
My laptop bag was getting heavy, so I emptied it. Found 115 coins from 6 different countries in there. That will do it.
Aereo: a parable (Jun 26)
Here's why people who understand both technology and copyright law think the Supreme Court's Aereo decision defies common sense.
The birth of cubicle hell (Apr 29)
Where do cubicles come from?
Double Opt-In helps you (Apr 2)
A simple reason why double opt-in is a good thing for marketers.

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